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Thursday, November 10, 2011

2012 Outdo Yourself Reading Challenge

Hi, everyone! Time for another 2012 Reading Challenge!

I am really close this year to completing My Overstuffed Bookshelf's 2011 100+ Reading Challenge, and I am confident that I will successfully complete it by the end of the year. 

For 2012, My Overstuffed Bookshelf's Reading Challenge is to read 150+ books, and that might be a little out of my reach. Instead, I am going to sign up for the 2012 Outdo Yourself Reading Challenge hosted by The Book Vixen.

Here are the challenge details copied from The Book Vixen's blog:


- Runs January 1, 2012 – December 31, 2012 (books read prior to 1/1/12 do not count towards the challenge). You can join at anytime. Sign up on The Book Vixen’s blog.

- The goal is to outdo yourself by reading more books in 2012 than you did in 2011. See the different levels below and pick the one that works best for you. Nothing is set in stone; you can change levels at any time during the challenge.

- Books can be any format (bound, eBook, audio).

- Re-reads and crossovers from other reading challenges are allowed.

- Grab the reading challenge button and post this reading challenge on your blog to track your progress. Please include a link back to this sign-up post so others can join the reading challenge too. You do not have to be a book blogger to participate; you could track your progress on Goodreads or LibraryThing.


Getting my heart rate up – Read 1–5 more books
Out of breath – Read 6–10 more books
Breaking a sweat – Read 11–15 more books
I’m on fire! – Read 16+ more books

I am aiming for "Getting My Heart Rate Up," which is to read 1-5 more books in 2012 than in 2011. 

In 2011, I read 109 books so that is the amount that I am aiming to beat!

If you would like to join me in the challenge, just click the challenge badge at the beginning of this post.

I will keep track of my progress below:
  1. The Black Witch by Micheal Rivers (Curse of the Witch, Book 1)
  2. Crossed by Ally Condie (Matched, Book 2)
  3. Glow by Amy Kathleen Ryan (Sky Chasers, Book 1)
  4. Red Riding Hood by Sarah Blakley-Cartwright
  5. Amanda in Arabia: The Perfume Flask by Darlene Foster (Amanda, Book 1)
  6. White Is For Witching by Helen Oyeyemi
  7. The Witch of Blackbird Pond by Elizabeth George Speare
  8. Water Bound: A Sea Haven Novel by Christine Feehan (Sisters of the Heart, Book 1)
  9. Spirit Bound by Christine Feehan (Sisters of the Heart, Book 2) 
  10. Everneath by Brodi Ashton (Everneath, Book 1) 
  11. Claudette Colvin: Twice Toward Justice by Phillip Hoose 
  12. Sleepwalker by Karen Robards
  13. The Magician's Nephew by C.S. Lewis (Chronicles of Narnia, Book 1)  
  14. Incarnate by Jodi Meadows (Newsoul, Book 1) 
  15. Outlander by Diana Gabaldon (Outlander, Book 1)
  16. Wither by Lauren DeStefano (The Chemical Garden, Book 1) 
  17. Johnny Tremain by Esther Forbes 
  18. Incans, Aztecs & Mayans by John Holzmann 
  19. Across the Universe by Beth Revis (Across the Universe, Book 1) 
  20. A Million Suns by Beth Revis (Across the Universe, Book 2) 
  21. Listening to Crickets: A Story about Rachel Carson by Candice F. Ransom 
  22. The Magic School Bus: Inside the Human Body by Joanna Cole 
  23. Penitent, with Roses: An HIV+ Mother Reflects by Paula W. Peterson 
  24. Fever by Lauren DeStefano (The Chemical Garden, Book 2)
  25. Born Wicked by Jessica Spotswood (The Cahill Witch Chronicles, Book 1) 
  26. Toliver's Secret by Esther Wood Brady 
  27. White Horse by Alex Adams (White Horse, Book 1) 
  28. Blue Monday by Nicci French (Frieda Klein, Book 1) 
  29. Alpha and Omega: A Companion Novella to Cry Wolf by Patricia Briggs (Alpha & Omega, Book 0.5) 
  30. Walk Away the Pounds by Leslie Sansone 
  31. The Gathering by Kelley Armstrong (Darkness Rising, Book 1)
  32. Cry Wolf by Patricia Briggs (Alpha & Omega, Book 1) 
  33. The Chaos by Nalo Hopkinson
  34. Hunting Ground by Patricia Briggs (Alpha & Omega, Book 2)
  35. Ben Franklin of Old Philadelphia by Margaret Cousins (Landmark Books, Book 28) 
  36. Cinema of Shadows by Michael West 
  37. Fair Game by Patricia Briggs (Alpha & Omega, Book 3) 
  38. The Story of Eli Whitney by Jean Lee Latham
  39. Staring Into the Eyes of Chance by Kay Dee Royal (LIIA, Book 1)
  40. The Gods of Gotham by Lyndsay Faye (Timothy Wilde, Book 1)
  41. Carry On, Mr. Bowditch by Jean Lee Latham
  42. A Blood Seduction by Pamela Palmer (Vamp City, Book 1)
  43. Love Is Murder by Sandra Brown (Thriller Anthology, Book 3)
  44. Gilt by Katherine Longshore (The Royal Circle, Book 1)
  45. Possession by Elana Johnson (Possession, Book 1)
  46. Lover Reborn by J.R. Ward (Black Dagger Brotherhood, Book 10)
  47. Insider Information: A Possession Short Story by Elana Johnson (Possession, Book 0.5)
  48. Regret by Elana Johnson (Possession, Book 1.5)
  49. A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving 
  50. 3rd Degree by James Patterson and Andrew Gross (Women's Murder Club, Book 3)
  51. The Road by Cormac McCarthy
  52. If You Were There When They Signed the Constitution by Elizabeth Levy 
  53. One Breath Away by Heather Gudenkauf
  54. Surrender by Elana Johnson (Possession, Book 2) 
  55. Cinder by Marissa Meyer (Lunar Chronicles, Book 1) 
  56. Between the Lines by Jodi Picoult and Samantha van Leer 
  57. The Berenstain Bears: Safe and Sound! by Jan & Mike Berenstain (The Berenstain Bears Series)
  58. The Berenstain Bears Go Back to School by Stan & Jan Berenstain (The Berenstain Bears Series) 
  59. Never Enough by Denise Jaden 
  60. The Yard by Alex Grecian (London Murder Squad, Book 1)
  61. The Age of Miracles by Karen Thompson Walker 
  62. The Unnaturalists by Tiffany Trent (The Unnaturalists, Book 1) 
  63. Beautiful Disaster by Jamie McGuire (Beautiful, Book 1) 
  64. Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake (Anna, Book 1) 
  65. Girl of Nightmares by Kendare Blake (Anna, Book 2)
  66. Nevermore by Kelly Creagh (Nevermore, Book 1) 
  67. Loose Gravel by David P. Holmes 
  68. Battle Royale by Koushun Takami 
  69. The Gunslinger by Stephen King (The Dark Tower, Book 1)
  70. Enshadowed by Kelly Creagh (Nevermore, Book 2)
  71. The Little Stranger by Sarah Waters
  72. The First Days by Rhiannon Frater (As The World Dies: A Zombie Trilogy, Book 1)  
  73. Hold On to Your Kids: Why Parents Need to Matter More Than Peers by Gordon Neufeld, Ph.D. and Gabor
  75. Matchless: A Christmas Story by Gregory Maguire
  76. Blood Red Road by Moira Young (Dust Lands, Book 1)  
  77. Thee, Hannah! by Marguerite de Angeli
  78. Ashes of Twilight by Kassy Tayler (Ashes Trilogy, Book 1) 
  79. William Wilberforce: God's Politician by John Holzmann
  80. A Winter Dream by Richard Paul Evans
  81. The Matchlock Gun by Walter D. Edmonds  
  82. Kiss of Surrender by Sandra Hill (Deadly Angels, Book 2)
  83. Blood Awakening by Wenona Hulsey (Blood Burden, Book 0.5)
  84. The New Guy: Gathering Bonus Short by Kelley Armstrong (Darkness Rising, Book 1.1)
  85. The Invitation: Gathering Bonus Short by Kelley Armstrong (Darkness Rising, Book 1.2)
  86. The Winter at Valley Forge: Survival and Victory by James E. Knight (Adventures in Colonial America)
  87. American Indian Prayer Guide by Danette Maloof
  88. First Encyclopedia of Seas & Oceans by Ben Denne 
  89. Mysteries & Marvels of Nature by Elizabeth Dalby
  90. The Usborne Science Encyclopedia by Annabel Craig and Cliff Rosney
  91. Can't You Make Them Behave, King George? by Jean Fritz  
  92. And Then What Happened, Paul Revere? by Jean Fritz
  93. What's the Big Idea, Ben Franklin? by Jean Fritz  
  94. You Wouldn't Want to Be at the Boston Tea Party! by Peter Cook (You Wouldn't Want to... series) 
  95. Water by Trevor Day (See for Yourself series)
  96. The Story of the U.S.A., Book 1: Explorers and Settlers by Franklin Escher, Jr. 
  97. Real Science-4-Kids: Biology, Level I by Dr. Rebecca W. Keller
  98. Lyrical Life Science, Volume 1 by Doug C. Eldon
  99. Agatha Raisin and the Vicious Vet by M.C. Beaton (Agatha Raisin, Book 2)

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for participating! Good luck and I hope you reach your goal :)


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